Feb 3, 2021, 12:08 PM
A victim of NIA, Alhagie Lang Ceesay, yesterday testified before the Truth Commission, giving account of his encounter with workers of Kanilai Family Farm, his detention at NIA and tortures.
“His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Gambia and Commander-in-chief of the Gambia Armed Forces, Mr. Adama Barrow in consultation with the relevant stakeholders, the existing vacancies and the ongoing defence reforms in the Gambia Armed Forces has approved the following promotions:
Major General Yakuba A. Drammeh, Chief of Defence Staff to Lieutenant General; Brigadier General Mamat O. Cham, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff to Major General; Colonel Ousman Gomez, Commander Gambia National Army to Brigadier General and Colonel Turo K Jawneh, Commander, Republican National Guard to Brigadier General.”
“The promotions are with effect from 1 October 2020. On behalf of His Excellency the President of the Republic of the Gambia and the Commander-in-chief of the Gambia Armed Forces, Mr Adama Barrow, the Honourable Minister of Defence, Ambassador Sheikh Omar Faye and the entire staff of the Ministry of Defence, we would like to extend our hearty congratulations to the Service Chiefs and Commanders for their elevations to the prestigious ranks respectively.”
Farmers in Central River Region of The Gambia have said they will not sell their groundnuts to government on the grounds that government usually buys their groundnuts at a very low price.